Update #3: According to DNAinfo, Christopher Meyer was NOT the victim of a hit and run because, “the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad later found that Meyer fell under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway when his bike’s front tire hit a curb, throwing him to the ground.”
Update #2: There is video footage from The Brooklyn Kitchen which shows Christopher hitting the curb before crashing into the northbound lane, according to Gothamist, but NYPD has not yet commented on the investigation.
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Reader Jeff Conklin wrote in to let us know that his friend Christopher Meyer was the cyclist who was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on Meeker Ave on Monday around 4am.
Chris was a Greenpointer for many years, worked at Permanent Records and according to Jeff was a “sweet heart.” His family will have funeral services in Long Island and his sister Kimberly who is maintaining his facebook page is working on a memorial service in Brooklyn.
Jeff went on to say:
I met Christopher working at Soundfix Records in Williamsburg. At that time, Chris was working two jobs (the other was managing Ella Cafe on Bedford avenue) and taking classes at Baruch. I was in awe of his energy and drive. Christopher had an incredible sense of humor and had one of the warmest hearts I’ve ever come across. He was a music fanatic and on the rare occasion when we’d work together, the day would be spent nerding out about metal and having tons of laugh. Christopher radiated compassion and love and everybody who came into contact with him was met with a smile. In the last year, he began working at Permanent Records in Greenpoint and I’d see him every Sunday, the last time being just two weeks ago….He was listening to Nick Drake. My heart goes out to Christopher’s family and his boyfriend, Jimmy Newborg. He lived in Greenpoint and our community has been robbed by this senseless tragedy.
We are extremely saddened by the loss of our neighbor Christopher Meyer and wish his family and friends our deepest condolences at this time. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the police immediately.
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